The 4th Annual Paul deLay Scholarship Benefit Concert Series


We would like to thank the following for their generous support of this Memorial Concert Series:
Peggy Passarell
Aladdin Theater
Belmont Station
Candlelight Café & Bar
Cascade Bar & Grill
Cascade Blues Association
Echo Audio
Garrison's Fine Wines
Music Millennium
Oregon Music News
Original Halibut's
The Heathman Hotel
New Seasons Market
Portland Powder Coating
Delehoy College Counseling
Trail's End Saloon
Integrity Computer Services

The 4th Annual Paul deLay
Scholarship Benefit Concert


Marcia Ball Band
with Northwest Pianorama: David Vest, D.K. Stewart
and special guests Janice Scroggins, Steve Kerin, Mac Potts, Reggie Houston
Backed by former members of the Paul deLay Band
...and more

Sunday, April 17, 2011
6 to 10 pm (doors open at 5:30pm)

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland OR

Tickets for this event are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Those under 21 and accompanied by an adult are welcome to attend. Advance tickets are available at the Aladdin Theater Box Office and/or online at, or over the phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Marcia Ball will also lead a blues piano workshop/clinic Sunday afternoon before the concert. Venue and details to come....

Headliner: Marcia Ball

A sampling of the region's finest blues and boogie woogie keyboardists join Gulf Coastboogie-woogie Queen, Marcia Ball, in a benefit concert at the Aladdin Theater, on Sunday, April17th.

Headlining this year's celebration is four-time Grammy nominee pianist and blues woman, Marcia Ball. Winner of eight Blues Music Awards for Piano Player of the Year, and Female BluesArtist of the Year, Singer/pianist Marcia Ball knows how to raise roofs and tear down walls with her infectious, intelligent and deeply emotional brand of southern boogie, rollicking, roadhouse blues and heartfelt ballads.

Over the course of her three-decade career, Ball has earned a huge and intensely loyal following all over the world. Her exquisite piano playing and passionate, playful vocals fuse New Orleans and Gulf Coast R&B with Austin's deep songwriting tradition into a sound No Depression described as "a little rock, a lot of roll, a pinch of rhythm and a handful of blues."

"A sensational, saucy singer and superb pianist... where Texas stomp-rock and Louisiana blues-swamp meet" - USA Today

The concert also features Northwest Pianorama, a stellar lineup of the region's blues keyboard talent, including D.K. Stewart (formerly of Paul deLay and Curtis Salgado bands), Alabama-born boogie-woogie veteran David Vest (formerly of Paul deLay Band), Louisiana transplant Steve Kerin, Portland's gospel/blues pianist Janice Scroggins, and the young keyboard phenom, Mac Potts. They will be joined by former members of the Paul deLay Band: drummer Jimi Bott; bassist Dave Kahl; guitarists Peter Dammann and Lloyd Jones; and other special guests to be announced. Pianorama Northwest will feature the pianists in solo, duo and trio combinations, and are likely to join Marcia Ball in a boogie-woogie finale.

All proceeds from "Remember Me" 2011 will go towards the scholarship that has been established in memory of Portland's late harmonica maestro, Paul deLay, at Ethos Music Center, a nonprofit dedicated to music education for youth in underserved communities. A committee of members from the Portland music community has again organized this annual benefit for music education. Last year's event filled the Aladdin Theater and increased the growing scholarship fundby more than five thousand dollars; those funds are supporting scholarships for music education this year at Ethos, Inc.


All proceeds from the “Remember Me” Concert will go toward the scholarship that has been established in Paul’s name at Ethos Music Center. Click HERE for more details about the Ethos Music Center.

Paul deLay wrote the haunting lament "Remember Me," after his mother and the mothers of three band members passed away in a two-year period in the late 1990's.  It was released on the "Paul deLay Band's Heavy Rotation CD (Evidence Music) in 2001.  Paul passed away on March 7, 2007 at the age of 55.  Click HERE for the complete story.

The Photo Gallery has been updated with photos from previous Paul deLay Benefit Concerts. Click HERE to check out the great photos...

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